Minnesota has hit a single-day high for new COVID cases at nearly 35-hundred, the sixth-straight day of over two thousand new cases daily. The seven-day average shows nine percent of COVID tests are coming up positive, a signal that the disease is spreading rapidly. The Health Department’s Kris Ehresmann says Minnesota is in a bad spot and it’s going to get worse before it gets better:

“It’s up to all of us all 5.5 million Minnesotans now determine whether we will be in a crisis like neighboring states like Wisconsin or if we will collectively make the right decision and slow down the spread.”

Ehresmann encourages Minnesotans to wear masks in public gathering spaces, socially distance, and take other measures to stem the spread